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Team KilimanjaroTeam Kilimanjaro   May 29, 2013  
 
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Team Kilimanjaro

Team Kilimanjaro is reputed to be the foremost authority on Kilimanjaro and arranges climbs 365 days a year at various budget and support levels, from the relative luxury of having a crew of 8 staff supporting a solo climber, to the very closest that one may legally come to climbing the mountain alone and unsupported.

Team Kilimanjaro has redefined the mountain climbing market by bringing the operational standards and procedures of a dedicated crew of world class mountaineers, athletes and adventure specialists to Mount Kilimanjaro and has pioneered unique strategies to maximise personal safety and summit chances on Kilimanjaro.

The Best Kilimanjaro Tour Operator

Team Kilimanjaro is widely acclaimed as Tanzania's leading tour operator, having attracted the industry's best guides and cooks, arranged multiple world record attempts. Team Kilimanjaro regularly coordinates and leads climbs ranging from self-supported climbs for endurance athletes through to ascents by multiple quadriplegic climbers.

Contact Details

Company Name
Team Kilimanjaro
Landline
+44 207 193 5895
Mobile
+44 777 123 5895
SMS?
Yes
Skype Account Name
teamkilimanjaro

Products & Services Offered

Products & Services
• Kilimanjaro climbs
• Mount Meru
• Unique Kilimanjaro routes exclusive to the company
• Reputed to have the best Kilimanjaro guides in Tanzania

Location

Countries
Address
Excel Road, Arusha
How to Find It
Please call us from your hotel in Arusha and we'll send a driver to collect you.
Address Type
Company Premises
Vehicle Access?
Yes, with on-site parking

Availability

Client Interfacing
Contact In Person & Via Phone & Internet
Opening Hours
Round the clock, by appointment.
Contact Hours
Monday to Saturday: 0800 - 2000
Time Zone
UK
Move Map
Swap Start/End

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Amazing Climb with Team Kilimanjaro

We had a great 6 day climb on the Machame route with Team Kilimanjaro plus a 4 day safari in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. Bianca was super helpful in setting up our whole trip, arranging airport pick up, all the hotels, a one day safari the day we arrived, and giving us tips on booking a flight to Zanzibar. I would highly recommend using Team Kilimanjaro and felt safe, cared for and organized at all times.

Kilimanjaro: We climbed with Harold and Noel, who were both great. We are experienced hikers, but I was still nervous about the summit. Harold and Noel made sure we were safe at all times and paced us so that we could succeed. They were great to talk to along the way, pointing out flora and fauna and telling us about life in Tanzania. We really enjoyed our time with both of them. All of the food was superb thanks to chef Baracka. We couldn't believe on Day 5 when he pulled a watermelon out at dinner. And fried chicken and French fries at lunch at 14,000 ft! The whole crew with Team Kilimanjaro was amazing. The tents and mattresses were in good shape and it was really nice to have the toilet tent, which I know all groups don't provide. Our porters were amazing and worked so hard. They always had a smile for us on the trail and were great to talk with as well. Couldn't speak more highly about the whole Team Kilimanjaro experience!

Our safaris were both great as well. I think that jetting off on safari as soon as you are done with Kili is definitely the way to go. It was really relaxing and we saw so many animals with guide Amosi. He made sure to take us to a bunch of different spots and always pointed out great pictures. He was very well versed on all of the animals and birds that we saw and could tell us more background about them. All of the accommodations were great and I would go back to all of them. Overall a fantastic experience

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Date of Transaction
August 30, 2016
Representative
Bianca
Transacted?
Yes
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9.9
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Team Kilimanjaro - best in Kili

Our contact David was great. He was very helpful with any and all questions we had about the trip.

Our trek leader, Nick Basso, was the absolute best. He was the definitive expert of all guides on the mountain - out of all companies. He said he lost count at 150 Kilimanjaro climbs and I believe it. The food was much better than I thought it would be and everyone was very kind and helpful.

Team Kilimanjaro Lemosho (7 day) was great because it gave us ample time to acclimate. We had several nights of acclimization hikes that I know were very helpful. I never used any acclimization medication and never felt any effects of the altitude - I know the acclimization hikes made a difference.

Your search should end here. Team Kilimanjaro is the best hiking company in Arusha. Every part of the trip was great. There were no no low points, only exceeded expectations. I also had the feeling that the most experienced and knowledgeable guides were in our group.

Thanks TK!

-Andrew

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Date of Transaction
September 10, 2016
Representative
David
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Yes
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Amazing trip! Team Kilimanjaro exceeded our expectations!

We've just returned from an amazing trip to Kilimanjaro which included the successful ascent of the summit on September 12th. Much of our enjoyment, comfort and success came from the excellent Team Kilimanjaro staff who took excellent care of us and were on hand to answer all of our questions throughout.

Our head guide, Hesbon, and assistant guides, Edwin & Guido, were flawless in their performance for the entire week and deserve a lot of credit for their professionalism and knowledge. Our cook, Obama ;) was sensational - both the quality and amount of food he seemed to provide was incredible! The rest of the team also deserve a mention because without them we could not have done it! Thank you Team Kilimanjaro for an amazing experience!

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Date of Transaction
September 07, 2016
Representative
David/Hesbon
Transacted?
Yes
Transaction Value
€2,350
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9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.5
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9.5
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TK 7 Day Lemosho - Awesome!

What an experience! An experience enhanced thanks to Team Kilimanjaro, their staff, and most importantly the incredible guides and team we had during our trek. Our whole group of 5 climbers want to thank Head Guide Hesbon, and Assistant Guides Guido and Edwin for getting us to the top of Kilimanjaro safely.

From pick-up to drop-off Hesbon and his team were nothing but professional, friendly and approachable. The 7 days of walking and camping ran very smoothly under Hesbon, Guido and Edwin’s control. We loved the route we choose – scenic, beautiful, diverse landscape, and remote in places. On some days we felt like the only group on the mountain. The acclimatisation this route allows was excellent – as 5 sea level dwelling induvial we were all able to acclimatise throughout the trip with only very minor symptoms. This is in no small way due to the guides being great and making sure we drank plenty of water, rested and walked slowly – with a laugh or two thrown in for good measure. The true value of Hesbon and his team was more than evident on summit night – they all went above and beyond to help us get to the summit safely. An experience of a lifetime – the views are breathtaking.

Baraka, our cook, was able to produce food of excellent quality (and quantity) throughout the trip. We were all surprised at how much food was provided, and how tasty it was. We must have had 4 or 5 kinds of soup which were all delicious! In fact, the food was so unexpectedly good most of us had brought far too many snack with us which never got eaten! The whole team of 22 guides, cooks and porters were all marvelous throughout our trip. They made the day to day process of the trek much more enjoyable. We can’t thank them enough.

And lastly, a big thanks to David and his team in the office who do all the organising and planning involved in a trip like this. All our enquiries were handled very quickly, and the information provided all excellent. The extra features of having a tracking website, and photo blog, for family to keep update on your journey was very much appreciated.

Without question I would highly recommend anyone thinking about trekking Kilimanjaro to look up Team Kilimanjaro – David, Hesbon, Guido, Edwin, Baraka, Juju, Msira, Juma, Masuze, Richard, Michael, Matata and all of the others are what made our experience of Kilimanjaro so memorable, enjoyable and exceptional.

Thank you!!

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Date of Transaction
September 07, 2016
Representative
David, Hesbon, Guido & Edwin
Transacted?
Yes
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Fantastic guide and team!

I feel like I didn't just climb the mountain, but fully experienced it. This is due in some part to the route we chose - Lemosho - and in large part to TK, especially our Lead Guide Joshua and his Assistant Guides Felix and John.
The 7 day Lemosho route was perfect. We circumscribed the mountain from west to east going from rain forest to heather moorland to alpine desert to glacier and back again. The route allowed for plenty of acclimatization. At Joshua's suggestion we all took low doses of diamox and did additional acclimatization hikes every day after we reached our camp for the evening. It worked perfectly as all 7 of our group summited (and descended!) and the worst altitude symptom anyone had was a minor headache.
Joshua was a fantastic guide. He knows everything about the mountain and had answers to all of our many, many questions - from practical matters such as the route, clothing and acclimatization to flora and fauna to the "career path" of porters to Tanzanian culture and politics. (How great is to be hiking across lava rocks discussing the balance between presidential and parliamentary powers with your guide?!). He's very personable, quick to laugh and really cares about his team and his clients. He quietly assessed us as a group and individuals and quickly figured out our physical capabilities and the best ways to motivate and encourage each of us. He struck the perfect balance of engagement and distance as he always knew when to step back and give us space. He seemed to be the same with his team. Everything was always perfectly organized when we got to camp and laughter could often be heard coming from the cook tent.
Felix and John were great compliments in style and temperament to Joshua. They were also were also very knowledgable, attentive and fun. Together the three of them made a great leadership team.
Our lead cook, Omari, was a wizard. What he was able to cook on the mountain was better than a lot of food I've had in full restaurants.
Our coordinator for the climb, David, was very attentive and responsive to our many email inquires leading up to the climb. He generally responded within a day and with very complete answers.
In short, the climb wouldn't have been the same without TK and the great team the took us up (and down!) the mountain!

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Date of Transaction
September 01, 2016
Representative
Joshua and David
Transacted?
Yes
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